E.Q. Myers, (child’s head)

Date: c. 1920 to 1921
Medium: Plaster, unique
Size: 23.00cm / 9.06 ins high
Provenance: Dobson Estate
Literature: The Sculpture of Frank Dobson, Henry Moore Foundation / Lund Humphries, publisher, 1994 (19), as a unique bronze
Exhibitions Leicester Galleries, London, November 1921, (131) (bronze); Arts council of Great Britain (now Arts Council of England) Memorial 1966, (7) (bronze); Frank Dobson, Sculpture 1915-1954, Courtauld Institute Galleries, January-April, 1995, (9), (listed as a unique bronze)

A bronze, the sitter, c.1921. (2 A/P bronze casts, 2012, Dobson Estate)
Elsie Queen Myers, born in 1908, was the eldest of the two daughters of Leopold Hamilton Myers, novelist and traveller. ‘The portrait of E.Q.Myers remains the most interesting of all Dobson’s studies of children, notably for its un-posed manner and the directness of the sitter’s gaze’, (Robert Hopper, catalogue notes for the Courtauld Institute Galleries exhibition, 1995)